Strike: FG invites labour to meeting Tuesday


By Paul Dada

The Federal Government has through the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, invited the organised labour to a meeting on Tuesday over the ongoing nationwide strike.

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress had on Sunday said the strike would go ahead on Monday as scheduled despite an appeal by the leadership of the National Assembly which held a mediation meeting between the unions and representatives of the Federal Government.

The two unions and their organs commenced the strike on Monday which paralysed economic and government activities in different states of the federation.

Ministries, departments, agencies and offices in critical sectors like the courts, government secretariats, airports, and schools were grounded.

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Many bank branches did not open although some in Lagos did not shut down.

Labour went on strike because it could not accept the N60,000 minimum wage offered by the Federal Government.



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